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10 Huddersfield events to look forward to in 2016

There's some superb events happening in Huddersfield this year — here are the dates for your diary

Huddersfield events in 2016

Imbolc Fire Festival

The Imbolc Fire Festival returns to Marsden on Saturday February 6, with a huge procession from the Old Goods Yard and a dazzling fire shoe at Tunnel End.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk

Marsden-based Thieving Magpies perform at Holmfirth Folk Festival

Holmfirth Festival of Folk will be held May 6-8, with live music, dancing and street entertainment, workshops and children's events and special events at Holmfirth's pubs.

Golcar Lily Day

Golcar Lily Day, Golcar, Huddersfield - Persephone Womens Morris perform on Towngate.

This year's Golcar Lily Day will take place on Saturday May 14, 10am-4pm. The annual celebration of life in Golcar features live music, Morris dancing, stilt walkers, stalls, a barbecue and a beer tent. This year the event will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Honley Show

Honley Show 2015

Honley Agricultural Show, taking place on June 11, attracts around 15,000 people each year. One of the most prestigious rural shows in the country, it has sections including horses, handicraft, sheep, cattle, dogs and even rabbits, as well as live music, entertainment and stalls.

Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials

Nothing says Yorkshire like a weekend of sheep dog trials in the picturesque Holme Valley. This year's Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials will be held June 17-19, with more than 140 dogs working dogs taking part in a host of different categories. Click above to watch a video from last year's trials.

Wannasee Live Music Tribute Festival

A Michael Jackson impersonator performers at the Wannasee Festival in Bishop Auckland in 2015

Tribute acts to the likes of Michael Jackson and Queen are some of those booked to take to the Wannasee Live Music Tribute Festival stage on July 16. Fake Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, and the Beatles musicians are also set to perform at the one-day event at Greenhead Park.Click here for ticket information.

Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire flag(Image: Department for Communities and Local Government/Flickr)

A day to fly the white rose flag high and celebrate all things Yorkshire. Halifax has been chosen to host the festivities on August 1 — if you can't wait til then, brush up on your Yorkshire dialect with our favourite phrases.

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Cuisines from around the world, cocktail bars, live cookery demonstrations, live music and more see thousands pack into St George's Square each year for Huddersfield Food and Drink festival. The popular event is held in the town centre each August — dates to be confirmed.

Emley Show

Emley Show 2015

Huddersfield folk get to enjoy not one but two agricultural shows each year, with Emley Show taking place in August. This year's show will be held on Saturday August 6 on Emley Moor, beneath its famous mast. Its classes include poultry, cattle, horses, hamsters, woodcarving, dry-stone walling and craft and cookery.

Marsden Jazz Festival

Marsden Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - dates for 2016's weekend of swing have yet to be confirmed, but jazz fans, musicians and internationally acclaimed artists are set to descend on Marsden in October. As well as around 70 gigs and concerts, fans enjoy the annual parade — click above to watch a video of last year's procession.

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